Visit

Discover a wealth of heritage and things to do. Both Gainsborough and its surrounding area offers a great range of days out for all ages.

The town boasts a fantastic Medieval manor, Gainsborough Old Hall, which is a must-see for history hunters. You can also explore this historic market town through fascinating exhibitions at Gainsborough Heritage Centre. You can also discover arts and culture at Trinity Arts Centre with a fantastic programme of must-see films and charming live performances.

Thriving markets are held in the town centre and, in the award winning shopping centre Marshall’s Yard, there is a regular Farmers’ Market.

Surrounding Gainsborough you’ll find a wealth of picturesque villages encased by beautiful countryside. Both Caistor and Market Rasen alongside Gainsborough, are two of the three market towns each steeped in history waiting to be discovered. The Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also just under an hour away providing fantastic opportunities to extend your stay including walking and cycling.

For more information about visiting Lincolnshire go to www.visitlincolnshire.com.

Gainsborough Old Hall

Built in 1460, Gainsborough Old Hall is one of the best preserved medieval manor houses in Britain with a variety of events and exhibitions all year round.

Gainsborough Old Hall

Gainsborough Old Hall
Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Set inside an early 20th Century Post Office, Gainsborough Heritage Centre gives visitors a chance to explore the town’s significant industrial and domestic history.

Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Trinity Arts Centre

This unique picture house and theatre is housed in a stunning grade II listed building offering a variety of performances and shows. From live bands and music to theatre, stand up comedy and cinema.

Trinity Arts Centre

Trinity Arts Centre
The Old Nick

Old Nick Theatre & Museum

Set in a historic police station, visitors can experience some amateur dramatics or visit the Victorian Police Museum which was the Divisional Headquarters of the Lincolnshire Constabulary.

Old Nick Theatre & Museum

All Saints Church

Enjoy the architecture of this remarkable Grade I Listed Church. Visitors are welcome to find a quiet place for prayer and reflection, to look around, or just to have a cup of tea in their popular café.

All Saints Church

All Saints Parish Church
Visitors to Model Railway

Gainsborough Model Railway

See one of the largest hand built model railways depicting the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross to Leeds Central. This is no ordinary model railway, but a truly remarkable product of the model makers art.

Gainsborough Model Railway

The Riverside Walk

Gainsborough was once one of the country’s biggest inland ports. Take a gentle stroll along the Riverside Walk, connecting the Trent Bridge to the Town Centre and take in the rough beauty of the River Trent.

Gainsborough Riverside Walk
Karsten-Lakes-Course

Thonock Park

Gainsborough is a centre of excellence for golf, hosting both Ping and an exquisite 18-hole golf course, perfect for a relaxed evening round. Gainsborough is renowned as one of Europe’s most significant golfing destinations.

Thonock Park

Astra Antiques

One of the largest Antique Centres in the UK based on the Old RAF Hemswell site in Lincolnshire displaying over 50,000 Antiques.

Astra Antiques

Astra Antiques

Bransby Horses

One of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities, Bransby Horses is a great day out for the whole family, with award-winning facilities including children’s play park and picnic area. Just eight miles from Lincoln.

Bransby Horses

RAF Ingham Heritage Centre

Royal Air Force Station Ingham was a grass airfield, used mainly by No1 Group, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force and only ever existed during the Second World War. The airfield lies 20 minutes from Gainsborough.

RAF Ingham Heritage Centre

Memorial to RAF Ingham
RAF Scampton Heritage Centre

RAF Scampton Heritage Centre

Housed inside one of the original WWII hangars, Scampton Heritage Centre contains over 1500 artefacts that will be of interest to all aviation enthusiasts from around the world. Booking must be made in advance.

RAF Scampton Heritage Centre

Hemswell Antiques

Europe’s largest selection of dealers at a former RAF base, offering the widest possible range of antique furniture and vintage collectables.

Hemswell Antiques

Hemswell Antiques
Brightwater Gardens snowdrop walk

Brightwater Gardens

Visit one of the country’s youngest snowdrop and winter gardens with a ¼ mile winter walk leading through the garden and woodland.

Brightwater Gardens

Hall Farm Park

Set on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Hall Farm park is a small family run working farm with lots of things to see and do giving visitors a unique experience. Approximately 30 minutes from Gainsborough.

Hall Farm Park

Hall Farm Park
Wold View Fishery

Wold View Fisheries & Leisure Park

Dropping off the top of the Wolds, find an almost secret and forgotten valley with a group of established fishing lakes including stunning new accommodation.

Wold View Fisheries & Leisure Park

Market Rasen Golf Club

Market Rasen is a challenging, picturesque heathland course with many natural hazards including the River Rase, which flows through the course.

Market Rasen Golf Club

Golf
Claxby Fishery

Claxby Fishery

If you fancy fishing, Claxby Fishery is approximately half an hour from Gainsborough. The Fishery consists of three ponds well stocked with a variety of fish.

Claxby Fishery

Wild Pines Park

One of the UK largest rope courses in the UK. Wild Pines Park offers you the chance for a unique and adventurous day out in the trees.

Wild Pines Park

Wild Pines Park

Woodside Wildlife Park

Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park offers hands-on access to some exciting animals! With over 50 different species there’s lots to see and learn! Approximately 30 minutes from Gainsborough.

Woodside Wildlife Park

Broadbent Theatre

A local theatre company with a big heart. Broadbent Theatre has a great reputation and one of the best small theatres in the UK. Operated by Lindsey Rural Players.

Broadbent Theatre

Broadbent Theatre

RAF Wickenby Museum

Housed in the first floor of the original Watch Office, this museum is dedicated to the commemoration of the Bomber Boys who flew from RAF Wickenby during WW2.

RAF Wickenby Museum

Caistor Equestrian Centre

A beautiful purpose built establishment sitting in grounds of over 30 acres in the North Lincolnshire Wolds specialising in all aspects of riding.

Caistor Equestrian Centre

Caistor Equestrian Centre
Rand Farm Park

Rand Farm Park

Enjoy a fun-filled family day out to see and pet farm animals along with a wide range of exciting activities. Visit whatever the weather. Just 30 minutes from Gainsborough.

Rand Farm Park

Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre

Located on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, this former chapel has displays on local history, a public library and a café offering delicious cakes, snacks & lunches.

Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre

Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre
Caistor Lakes Leisure Park

Caistor Lakes Leisure Park

This multi award winning leisure park offers adult only touring, luxury lodges, holiday homes, fishing lakes and a platinum award winning restaurant, bistro, bar & grill.

Caistor Lakes Leisure Park

Walking and Cycling

From town trails to countryside walking – there’s plenty to explore including the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds; just under an hours drive from Gainsborough.

Walking and Cycling

Viking Way Risby
Mill farm garden

Mill Farm Garden

3.5 acres of stunning gardens overlooking the Lincolnshire Wolds and Ancholme Valley with many herbaceous beds and design ideas.

Mill Farm Garden

Bardney Heritage Centre

Discover Bardney’s industrial heritage from the canning factory of Morrells to the Beet factory of British Sugar; plus the workings of the railways, the river lock system and the local agriculture.

Bardney Heritage Centre

bardney heritage centre